Laptops

How Much Does It Cost to Produce a Samsung Chromebook?

How much does that Samsung Chromebook really cost? According to an iSuppli teardown, the device’s bill of materials comes to $322.12. With the manufacturing cost throw in, the Chromebook costs $334.32 to produce. Despite Google’s emphasis on the software, meanwhile, iSuppli finds that it’s the hardware that really makes the Chromebook sing. “As much as […]

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It’s Official: Apple’s iPad is Killing PCs

Big-box computer sales decline after six quarters of growth According to research firm Gartner, global shipments of PCs came to 84.3 million in the first quarter. However, after six quarters of growth, that figure marked a 1.1% decline. (Keep in mind that Gartner was projecting 3% increase). What happened? There are several reasons for the

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Dell admits shipping millions of defective computers

“Dell this month settled a lawsuit that it knowingly shipped millions of faulty computers and then concealed those problems from its customers. The primary cause of the problems were cheap capacitors. Or should we say, overly cheap capacitors. Michael Dell and the company this month finally settled with the SEC on charges the company had

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